Ryan Patrick Swan

Lansing, Michigan.

Age 31 passed away October 7, 2014.  He was born July 22, 1983 in Lansing.  Ryan was a 2002 graduate of Dewitt High School, and was currently a student at Lansing Community College.  Ryan loved to travel, loved to laugh, and he had a heart of gold. His greatest love was his family.  Ryan always looked forward to  family gatherings.

Ryan is survived by his loving parents, Catherine and Ralph Hansen, siblings: Lucas Hansen, Kevin Hansen, Ian Swan and Lindsay Swan; grandparents, Diane and Gordon Sundy; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Patrick Swan.

There will be a memorial service held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. A memorial visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ryan’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Rhonda Provoast
October 13, 2014 at 8:55 am

Dear Ralph, Catherine and Family:

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Harriett Dean
October 13, 2014 at 9:42 am

Dear Ralph and family: I am so very sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing. My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you. I know no words can help, but know that thoughts and prayers are coming your way.

Jon and Kathy Tomlanovich
October 13, 2014 at 10:22 am

Ralph and Kathy,
All our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this most difficult time.

Nikki Corr
October 13, 2014 at 11:01 am

Dear Ralph and Family…I am deeply sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Deb Villegas
October 13, 2014 at 11:51 am

Kathy & Ralph, my thought and prayers are with you in this most difficult time. Peace be with you and know that Ryan will always be with you in your heart.

Steve and Maria Peak
October 13, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Dixie Carpenter
October 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm

My prayers are with your family Ryan. You left this world too soon. I still want to think that you will join me for a cup of coffee and teach me french as we planned to do but so much happened that we never got the chance. I will miss our late night conversations and seeing your posts on Facebook. You were the kindest person I had ever met. I hope your soul is at peace and that you know that so many people loved you. I will always remember you my friend.

Jodi Anthony
October 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Dear Ralph and Family,

I am so very sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing. I pray that all the wonderful memories you have of your son will carry you forward during this very difficult time. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Cathie Ott
October 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss.

MR.&Mrs.Robert&Jane Hulsopple
October 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Sending Sincere Condolences to Ryan’s Entire Family & Friends.
The memories Ryan gave to each of you will be the ‘gems’ that
will be cherished & treasured aways.
As he goes on his new journey….. he will be only just a thought away.
God’s Comfort… as we are So very sorry for your loss.
With Thoughts & Prayers from near & far.
With Sympathy,
Jane & Bob in Upstate New York

Elena Andrews Hood
October 13, 2014 at 11:20 pm

I love love love loooove you, Ryan. I miss you terribly. I wish you would just come back. Chris said he misses you, too. He loves you. I wish I could call you right now, I know you’d answer. Forever, love.

Tom Robinson
October 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Too many memories to count. Every encounter, phone call, text, post or message was an adventure. Thank you for your friendship, Ryan. Bethany and I will miss you.

Dear family members of Ryan, thank you for sharing him with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Cindy Coakley
October 14, 2014 at 1:33 am

Ryan will be remembered for many things, but mostly for the beautiful force of his spirit and love. Sending loving thoughts of peace and healing to his family at this most difficult time. He is with the angels!

October 14, 2014 at 5:41 am

I remember when we met fresh off your mission. We were stuck on this awkward YSA yacht-ride. We literally just made fun of guys trying too hard to pick up chicks && way people were dancing. Ever since then we became the best of friends. I’m going to miss your hilarious facebook posts and those 2 am phone calls back and fourth. Or the hilarious skype calls with Dustin and Kasey. The world lost a good person too soon. I hope before you make it to heaven you get to ghost stalk Zac Effron and that you get to make a trip to Metro. I was totally looking forward to the day you were going to move to Salt Lake. I feel like you had so much life to live but now, well now your in a better place living the dream. See you in a few years buddy! Be sure to keep God entertained! 🙂 Love you and miss you bro.

Don Wotruba
October 14, 2014 at 8:45 am

Ralph my heart aches for you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers as you go through this struggle and just know that God has your family in his care and will provide the peace of mind that you will need during this horrible time.

Dick and Sheila Dunham
October 14, 2014 at 11:28 am

We are so very sorry for your loss and hope you find peace in all the wonderful memories you have as a family. We are thinking of you and your family as you journey through this very difficult time. we send our prayers.

October 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

I miss you I can’t bring myself to believe you are gone! The world is less one amazing person my friend,I hope your resting peacefully.

Marcee Laudick
October 14, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Ralph, Please know that my thoughts and prayers with you and your family at this time.
Please think of your son often and well as this is how he will remain with you.
May you son go with God and Rest in Peace.

Russ and Joyce
October 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Cathy, Ralph, Lucas, Kevin,

We are right there with you. xxx

Dustin Wiese
October 15, 2014 at 7:18 am

Mr. and Mrs. Hansen and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Ryan’s passing. I was in shock and disbelief. I hadn’t been in touch with him for about a year, but he was an awesome friend to have, always ready to talk and have a good laugh! We agreed on most things, but we also disagreed on several things, and enjoyed getting into casual debates, which sometimes got crazier and more heated than they needed to because we were both outspoken people, but I liked that about Ryan, he would always give me his honest opinion about things, whether I agreed with him or not, and he respected my opinion when it differed from his. We had lots of good times talking, laughing, and debating issues for hours. He also often had great advice for me and always had a way of making my problems in life I’d discuss with him seem not nearly as bad I would tend to, at first, make them out to be, which I very much appreciated. Ryan helped me change my outlook, for the better, on several aspects of my life, and society in general. I hope he is finding peace now, and please know that you and the rest of his family and those close to him have been in my thoughts constantly since I heard of his passing.

My deepest sympathies,
Dustin Wiese, Carroll, Iowa

Angela Cottrell
October 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Ryan’s smile could light up a room and he was always sincere and honest. He truly cared about others. May you find comfort in the Lord Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice which makes it possible for all of us to be resurrected and live again on the other side of the veil. You will see him again one day. He is smiling and being a light to those around him right now!

Ellie Kennedy
March 11, 2015 at 11:48 am

Ryan was a good friend to my daughter Kellie especially in her darkest hour during a difficult illness. He had a smile that could brighten any day and when I lived in Lansing in 2000-2004 and he would come to my home to visit with Kellie and other friends I enjoyed his smiling face and happy demeanor.
Ryan, you will be missed on this earth more than you know but especially by Kellie who loved you dearly! I am sorry I was not living in Lansing to help you through difficult times! Rest in peace dear! To Ryan’s family, I am so sorry for the grief and heartache you are going through. Ryan truly had a spirit of love in his heart. He will be missed in this world and you raised a remarkable young man!


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